Pewsheet-Theme: Searching for God

February 28, 2016 10:17 am Published by

Theme: Searching for God

Welcome to All Saints and St James

Are you new to the parish? Please sit wherever you would like! All are welcome at God’s Altar – either to receive Communion or to receive a blessing. There are toys and books available for children. We would like you to feel welcomed.


– For the sick and infirm: George Thompson, Janet Smith, Miriam Knowles, Glenys Culverwell

– For the departed: Jean Elsby, Allen Baker, Edward Loveridge

– For the anniversaries of departed: Elizabeth Parrott, Christopher Parrot

All Saints Diary

28 Feb – no 10.30am service

28 Feb – 4pm Stephen’s Farewell Eucharist

29 Feb – 8pm Meeting to discuss vacancy for new Vicar, St James’s Church Barn

14 Mar – 7.30pm PCC meeting, Church Hall

25 Mar, Good Friday – 10 am Ecumenical service at Transfiguration, Kempston followed by Act of witness

25 Mar, Good Friday – Children’s activities in Church Hall

St James Diary

28 Feb – no 9am service

28 Feb – 4pm Stephen’s Farewell Eucharist at All Saints

29 Feb – 8pm Meeting to discuss vacancy for new Vicar, Church Barn

9 Mar – 7.30pm PCC meeting, Church Barn

25 Mar, Good Friday – 10 am Ecumenical service at Transfiguration, Kempston followed by Act of witness

25 Mar, Good Friday – 10am Family worship and Children’s activities

Going Deeper into God and Making New Disciples

Evening services: 1st Sunday: Holy Eucharist at St. James 2nd Sunday: Evening Prayer at All Saints 3rd Sunday: Evening Prayer at St. James

Would you like to dedicate a St James hymn book to a loved one (small donation)?Laurie

York Lent Course, St James Church Barn – 7.30pm Thursdays: 3, 10, 17 Mar. The ancient poems we call Psalms address many of the problems we still face: violence, injustice, anger – and bewilderment. Do please join us and sign up to the list in church for booklets

Stephen’s Farewell Service 28 Feb

There will be no morning services at St James or All Saints on 28 Feb, instead there will be a joint service at 4pm at All Saints followed by refreshments in the church hall.

Electoral Roll for St James’s is now displayed at back of church.  Please check your details.  If you are not currently on the Roll and would like to be, the application forms are also there. Completed forms to Jacqui Piper or a Church Warden.

St James’ PCC Members Would you like to be a part of the team of people who help to run the Church?  If so, please speak to a Church Warden for more details.

St James Men’s group meeting at 15 Church End Biddenham at 7pm on Fri 4 Mar starting with a meal. All men welcome. Please phone Edwin (348718)

Prayer for finding a new vicar of God’s choice at 15 Church End Biddenham at 8pm Fri 11 Mar. All welcome

St James Curry club meeting Wed 16 Mar. Meet at 15 Church End at 7pm to go on to the Wellington Pub and then the New Bombay Restaurant. Please phone Edwin (348718) so we can reserve the restaurant.

Very important meeting with the Bishop for PCC members and leaders of key ministries in the church at 8pm on 29 Mar in the church barn to discuss the vacancy and seeking a new vicar.

Transforming Communities

St James Explorers, Church Barn every Sunday apart from first Sunday of the month and school holidays. Joe W (351761)

All Saints Lunch Club, Wed 16 Mar 12.30pm at The Cross Keys. Everyone welcome, for details contact Anita Lowe (857212)

As well as non-perishable food the Bedford Food Bank are particularly in need of shower gel, deodorant, bath soap and washing up liquid.  Thank you Ann M

Natter Club Thurs 17 Mar 2-5pm at All Saints Hall: 3pm Talk on ‘Laughter therapy’. All welcome.

Friends of St James – The Weather Business illustrated talk by TV weatherman, Jim Bacon. Sat 12 Mar 7.30pm, Church Barn.  £10 (£7 for members of The Friends of St James), including fish & chip supper and drinks. Peter Leverkus (353662), Chris Jones (211759) or list in church

‘Swing into Spring’, an evening of music and words featuring Bedford School Jazz Trio. St James’s Church Barn, Sat 19 Mar, 7.30pm. £8 to include light refreshments and a glass of wine. Children free. Sue S (342373), Ann M (266644)

St James’ Flyers and Easter Cards Please help deliver Easter Cards (weeks commencing 7 and 14 Mar). Please speak to Jacqui Piper or John Gardner.  Thank you

Marmalade and chutneys will be on sale on 6 Mar in the Barn. Proceeds to St James Church Flower Fund. Anne Merry (267825)

Lily Galbraith is 10 years old. Her Jumble sale (St James Church Barn, Sat 12 Mar 2-4pm) is for AFC Oakley Under 10’s football club tour to Clacton and equipment.  Lily is looking for donations – clothes, bric-a-brac, toys etc and/or people to attend on the day (refreshments served) Cathy,mother: (365509), 39 Day’s Lane.

Contacts: Ministry team: Christopher Dawe (363890) All, Churchwardens: Brenda Walker (851597), Margaret Leighton (854674) All Saints website: St James: Churchwarden: Laurie Hurn (364251), Edwin Martin (348718) St James website: June Kuria Pewsheet:

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